76ers-Kings: Sixers Use the Three To Dethrone Kings

Derek PeifferCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 29:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives the ball upcourt in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Pistons during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills on April 29, 2008 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Pistons 98-81.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After a promising start to a five game western swing (Thank you NCAA Tournament) in Los Angeles where Andre Iguodala provided the late-game heroics and drained a game-winning three in the face of Trevor Ariza, the 76ers fell short to two high-powered offenses in Phoenix and Golden State.

After that Iguodala would disappear.

He totaled only 11 points in a 116 point team performance in Phoenix and 19 in a 111 point team performance in Golden State.

Not what you want from your star player with a max contract.

Time to get back on track. With playoff time growing near, there's no room for losses.

The 76ers came out firing, and the story of the game was three pointers.

The worst three point shooting team in the NBA, shooting a mere 31%, the 76ers went 7-13 from beyond the arc and never trailed in the game.

Andre Iguodala was back, and he was on fire.


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